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  V  TALKING POINT   By Fury Young I’m a bus organizer for 350.org’s Forward on Climate rally. I’ve been on board with the protest for months now. “Why is it important to protest climate change?” you might ask me. Because I feel it’s my civic duty as an earthling. Whether or not you believe read more here »

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      Photos by Lincoln Anderson The three buildings stretching west from the southwest corner of Canal and Greenwich Sts. are reportedly all being renovated. The corner building has been uninhabited for years and is in dilapidated condition.   By Lincoln Anderson A day after a metal roll-down gate partially fell off a long-vacant read more here »

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Conversations With Health By Christopher Hassett   I’ve had people tell me that Type 2 diabetes, the kind I have, is reversible through diet.  Is this true?                      — Julian, Battery Park It’s funny how important news like that manages to go quietly under the radar, read more here »

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BY SAM SPOKONY | New York University Arts and Science faculty members will meet on Thurs., Dec. 13 to decide whether or not to conduct a vote of no confidence in N.Y.U. President John Sexton, according to a department-wide e-mail that was forwarded to this newspaper by an anonymous source. The meeting, which will take place read more here »

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Conversations With Health By Christopher Hassett             I feel angry all the time, for reasons I’m no longer sure of.  I don’t really remember being angry as a child or even as a teenager, but in my adult years it seems I’ve been engaged in a decade-long battle.  I fight read more here »

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BY SAM SPOKONY  | At a closed meeting on Friday morning, leaders of the Chinatown Partnership and the Chinatown Business Improvement District discussed plans for a massive fundraiser to be held in mid-December, with the goal of establishing a grant fund for small businesses in Chinatown that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The two organizations hope read more here »

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Conversations With Health By Christopher Hassett   I actually think my diet is quite good.  I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.  I get enough protein.  I exercise.  I’m at a great weight.  Yet with all of it I still don’t feel right.  I feel stuck, run down, uninspired, lifeless, alone.  Not sure where I’m read more here »

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CHARAS protester’s charges are drummed out of court

BY SAM SPOKONY  | An activist was acquitted last Thursday of charges stemming from an arrest last December during a demonstration outside the former CHARAS/El Bohio Cultural and Community Center on E. Ninth St. Eric Carter, 31, of Crown Heights, faced 90 days in jail on charges of criminal mischief and resisting arrest, but was read more here »

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CONVERSATIONS WITH HEALTH By Christopher Hassett          I’m a little confused about protein.  How much of it do we need each day, and how much of it should come from our friendly farm animals? Some of your columns have addressed the benefits of a plant-based diet, but wouldn’t that create a risk for protein read more here »

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Mary Spink, affordable housing advocate, C.B. 3 member

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Mary Spink, who rose from a checkered past to become a member of Community Board 3 and a leading advocate for affordable housing, died in the early hours of Mon., Jan. 16. She was 65. The cause of death was reportedly failure of her kidneys and liver. About 200 people attended read more here »

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